The Australian indie-rock outfit Lime Cordiale are finalising details for an LP due for release later in the year.
Lime Cordiale – Temper Temper
Today does seem to be one of catching up with bands not featured for a few years and it was back in 2015 that Lime Cordiale last featured.
The first track to surface from the album – Temper Temper – is a song that bounces across the room in changing refraction akin to a snooker ball playing off a worn cushion and it is the changes of direction and tempo that holds attention.
The Australian alt-rock outfit Love Drunk Hearts released the single What Makes A Man on the 10th.
Love Drunk Hearts
The quizzical nature of the lyric ponders through the room to the accompaniment of an intoxicating faded-blues riven duality of guitars whilst the sprightly percussion snaps the rims and skins as the subsumed bass line ties up all the knots in a track that opens up as many sub-questions as it posits by nomenclature.
On the 18th of September the Australian gaze-rock quintet Beaches will be releasing the LP Second Of Spring.
Having been around for more than five minutes, which is immediately evident in their self assured compositions, Beaches are able to instil a sense of confidence which the listener can immediately feel is trustworthy as their hallucinogenic-laced music breezes through the room. Given this day and age of mutual-distrust, this in no mean feat, particularly as the audience is met with a potential overdose of something in a random glass offered at the bar – in the seventeen track album (available on bandcamp).
All you need to do prior to hitting play is hush out all the outside noise before opening the eleventh song – When You Are Gone – and you will be transported on trippy flight that is not one of red-eyed dragons spitting fire rather a luxuriant magic carpet from which the mind is in no hurry to leave behind.
The Australian alt-folk quartet Summon The Birds release the LP Blood Love later in the year.
Summon The Birds
Drawing influences from across a disparate range of influences they deliver music that always offers different refraction. Having been around for some little while they have gained composure over the years allowing them to expand on the derivations of individual songs. Blood Love, which is the follow-up to their 2012 LP 48, based on what I have heard, is of different countenance with more sarcastic commentary delivering deeper texturing and layering of music, though still distinctly steeped in folk .
The first song to surface, which will be released as a stand alone single (available on bandcamp) tomorrow, follows on from the refrain of the last single Diggers (2013) with a splosh from newwave – though in this occasion rather than hinting of Quite Unnerving, one finds oneself thinking more of the sardonic humour of Splodgenessabounds.
The Australian dreamwave creator Shyguy is currently finalising details for an EP.
From the forthcoming release Had It I’m Hiding is a shadowy track that holds references to derivations of rock which are couched in a dreamy-electronic flow which is steeped in a melancholic soundtrack.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill – the music ‘… is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key…’. and therein lays the allure of Had It I’m Hiding.